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Brazil Passes Femicide Law to Curb Domestic Violence

Donna Bowater and Priscilla Moraes, “Brazil Passes Femicide Law to Curb Domestic Violence,” Aljazeera America (May 10, 2015). Link to Original Article

In March, 2015, a femicide law was passed in order to define and set tougher punishments for gender-based killing. 526 more words

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Infographic: Violence Against Women in El Salvador

This infographic is Part 3 of my series on Violence Against Women in the Northern Triangle States of Central America. For Part 1: Honduras Violence Against Women and Increased Migration…

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8 month #pregnant, she was killed for a SUV in #dowry

18 June Noida

25-year-old Amlesh who was 8 months pregnant was found dead in her Kavi Nagar house. booked for dowry death on Wednesday. Her husband ans in-laws have been arrested. 38 more words

Inside the 'femicide' epidemic plaguing Mexico and other Latin American nations

The last time Irinea Buendia saw her daughter, she promised to get a divorce. Her husband had begun beating her just weeks after their wedding, and lately, he’d been threatening to kill her and dump her body in the water tank. 434 more words

Machismo, Femicide, and Sex Tourism: An Overview of Women’s Rights in the Dominican Republic

This article was originally published on the Council on Hemispheric Affairs’ website. 

By Olivia Marple, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Since the 1990s, neoliberal reforms and globalization have transformed the situation of women in Latin America. 2,280 more words